The following information suggests homeopathic remedies with a long history of traditional use for common complaints experienced by the frequent and long distance traveller.
If symptoms persist or in the case of serious illness always seek medical attention.
In order to choose a remedy match your symptoms as closely as possible with the remedy picture.
TRAVEL ANXIETY AND FEAR
Forty percent of travellers experience anxiety about flying. When you feel anxiety before travel try one of the following remedies:
Dosage: Take 1 pill at the first signs of fear or anxiety and every 2-4 hours if necessary during travel. Potency 30c
Aconite, Arg-nit, Arsenicum
these three remedies when combined have a long history of traditional use covering fear, anxiety and general stress which includes fear of flying.
Panic with great fear of flying, death and accidents
Fear of flying is one of the main indications for this remedy. The person is fidgety and apprehensive before travel with restlessness, claustrophobia, or fear of heights.
Quiet anxiety before travel with trembling, weakness and possible diarrhea.
Common and much dreaded, motion sickness can strike in a car, plane, boat, or other mode of transport. Children 3 to 12 years of age are often susceptible.
Dosage: 1 pill 1 hour before departure then as required throughout the journey. Potency 30c
One of the top remedies for travel sickness. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
Constant nausea with or without vomiting. Nausea with lots of saliva production and the person may look very pale.
Sickness that feels like a hangover with a desire to vomit but has difficulty doing so.
This combination has a long history of traditional use in travel sickness for any mode of travel, symptoms include severe nausea, dizziness, cold sweats.
Travelling long distances and crossing time zones can cause physical symptoms such as tiredness and stiffness and may upset sleep patterns.
Dosage: 1 pill every 3-4 hours throughout journey. Potency 30c
For stiff aching muscles and feeling a little foggy headed.
Insomnia despite tiredness, changes in sleep patterns, disorientation.
Avena Sativa, Passiflora, Valerian and Coffea are combined to form a remedy with a long history of traditional use to bring relief of temporary sleep disturbances.
Flight hangover, tiredness with irritability, person may feel chilly and nauseous
a combination for physical exhaustion and stiffness and to help counteract the effects of radiation when flying at high altitude.
Dosage: 1 pill every 3-4 hours throughout journey
TRAVEL DIARRHEA AND SICKNESS
Travel diarrhea can strike at any time. If the water is not recommended drink only bottled water, eat only well cooked food and fruit you can peel, avoid ice in drinks.
Dosage: 1 pill every 2-3 hours or as required. Potency 30c
Diarrhea with burning pains in the abdomen and rectum with flatus. Stools may be lumpy or jelly like
Diarrhea with or without vomiting often caused by bad food. Person may be exhausted or restless and thirsty for small sips of water.
Diarrhea caused by bad food or over indulgence. Stomach and guts are bloated and rumbling. Much offensive wind is passed, lots of belching which relieves symptoms.
This remedy should be given alongside any other indicated remedy to help restore fluid balance after diarrhea or vomiting
Violent diarrhea with cramps and retching.
Nausea with copious vomiting, pale face with hot or cold sweat. Diarrhea in children may be green or frothy like
Nausea relieved by vomiting. Often after overeating or drinking too much.
Smelly, explosive, gushing diarrhea with lots of gurgling in the stomach before stool.
Watery diarrhea with possible vomiting. Cramping/griping pains with weakness and in severe cases collapse
BITES AND STINGS
To avoid being bitten or stung use a good insect repellent. Do not wear sweet smelling perfumes and cover up when outdoors after sunset.
Dosage: 1 pill 3 times daily or as required. Potency 30c
Bee stings and stings where there is much swelling, heat, tension and redness. The pain is made worse by heat and better by cold applications.
Relieves pricking, stinging pains with redness and swelling. Sting relieved by cold applications. Also may be used with Hypericum 30c for animal bites. Always seek medical attention if bitten by an animal whilst abroad.
For urticaria as a result of allergic reactions to insect bites and stings such as jellyfish. Pain is pricking, burning and feels better for rubbing.
Urtical cream 30g tube
a soothing topical application traditionally used for insect bites, stings and other eruptions where there is intense itching and burning.
combination mother tincture – apply directly to bites and stings to reduce inflammation and sooth itching.
Sunburn can ruin your holiday and can happen even if the sun does not feel particularly strong, children are especially vulnerable. Avoid the midday sun, use a good quality high protection sunscreen and re-apply regularly throughout the day especially after swimming. Young children should wear protective UV clothing and hats .
The following remedies are traditionally used to help with minor sunburn. Always seek medical attention for severe burns.
Calendula Cream 30g tube
for mild sunburn.
Painful sunburn with possible blistering.
Dosage: 1 pill 3 times daily or as required, potency 30c
Mild sunburn with itching, or allergic reactions to the sun in the form of prickly heat.
Urtical Cream 30g tube
a soothing topical application for burning and itching caused by allergic reactions to the sun.